A Tropical Thank You
Hello Everyone, so glad you’ve stopped by!
Today I am experimenting with a more “geometric” styled card, with a tropical color scheme. The geometric style is not something I do a lot of, but I like going outside of my “comfort zone” and trying new things!
I absolutely love the adorable little flip-flops digi stamp by Neat and Tangled…. so cute! I opened the file up in my photo editor and overlapped the two flip flops, as if I were “masking” one and stamping the other over top.
I printed the pair out onto some white cardstock and colored them with watercolor pencils, blending the shading with some Dove blending solution and a paintbrush. After my flip flops were dry, I fussy cut them out with some precision scissors, drew on some white dots and attached some enamel hearts to the centers, which I then covered with some Rock Candy Stickles.
Moving on to my main panel…
I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 1/2″ by 4 3/4″ and did a bit of stamping. I first stamped the words “thank you” using stamps from Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” and Heidi Swapp’s “September Skies” sets. I heat embossed the word “you” with some clear embossing powder as well.
With that same “September Skies” stamp set, I used the outline triangle stamp to create a vertical, clear embossed background along the left side of the panel. Taking the smaller of the solid triangles, I filled in a few of the shapes with yellow, pink and teal pigment inks.
Because I wanted this card to have a more “geometric” feel, I took a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, and turned it at a 45° angle. Using some dark pink pigment ink, I inked the pattern onto the white cardstock card base. I love how bold and fun this pattern look turned on its side!
My main panel is layered a top a black cardstock panel cut just slightly larger than the main panel. I adhered the two pieces to my card base using dimensional foam tape and tied a yellow ribbon around the bottom portion. I then adhered my flip flops to the card with some liquid adhesive at the bottoms of the flip flops and foam tape at the tops.
For a final finishing touch, I scattered some clear rhinestones around the card.
While this is a bit different then most cards I tend to make, I like how it turned out. I hope you’ve enjoyed as well, and thanks again for stopping by! :)
Inspiration & Challenges
The layout of this card is inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #177, and is submitted into the challenge.